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Wheelchair Tennis Workshop at West Side Tennis Club Print E-mail
Written by John Hamre   

 

West Side Tennis Club in Forest Hills NY hosted a Wheelchair Tennis Workshop to build awareness about the sport of Wheelchair Tennis on Saturday April 29th from 11:30 am to 1 pm.  With the help of Wheelchair Sports Federation, the Nassau Kings, Pro Staff at West Side Tennis Club and local Boy Scouts, Wheelchair Tennis players taught Club Members about the adaptive sport of Wheelchair Tennis.

  

 
Para Table Tennis Clinic (NY) Print E-mail
Written by John Hamre   

 

Adaptive Sports USA hosted a Para Table Tennis Clinic funded by a grant from The Neilsen Foundation and in partnership with Project Table Tennis, New York City Parks and Recreation and Wheelchair Sports Federation on Friday April 28, 2017 from 12 noon to 4 p.m at the Al Oerter Recreation Center, 141-40 Fowler Avenue Flushing NY.

 

Table Tennis Coaches Tahl Leibovitz, Paralympic Gold Medalist & Jennifer Johnson, Paralympic Gold Medalist. Assistant Coach Sammy Feinstein Co-founder of TheraPyng Partners Project Table Tennis showed off their skills in order to increase participation and awareness of Para Table Tennis in New York City and Long Island. The participants were taught how to Serve and Return Serve, Forehand & Backhand Table Tennis strokes, different spins and table tennis placement. An overview of the rules and eligibility of the sport of Para Table Tennis were also given. All had fun and enjoyed some good competition at the end.  For more information about Para Table Tennis, please feel free to contact Jennifer Johnson at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or Tahl Leibovitz at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 
Montefiore Adaptive Sports Clinic (NY) Print E-mail
Written by John Hamre   

  

The Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Montefiore, the New York Parks Department, the Wheelchair Sports Federation, and Walk with a Doc had their Inaugural Adaptive Sports Open House on Saturday April 1, 2017 from 11 am to 2 pm at the Williamsbridge Oval, 3225 Reservoir Oval East, Bronx, New York.  Over 25 wheelchair athletes participated in a hands-on demonstration of Wheelchair Basketball, Wheelchair Tennis , Handcycling, Adaptive Rowing and Wheelchair Football.

   

Montefiore plans on having more Adaptive Sports opportunities in the Bornx, NY.  To find out more about adaptive sports programs contact: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 718-547-4940

Last Updated on Monday, 01 May 2017 03:08
 
2017 Wheelchair Basketball Camps Print E-mail
Written by John Hamre   
 
 
Here are a list of Wheelchair Basketball Camps that are happening this summer n 2017.

University of Illinois - http://disability.illinois.edu/camps

University of Texas - Arlington - http://www.uta.edu/movinmavs/

University of Texas Arlingtoon Women's Camp - https://texasregionalparalympicsports.wufoo.com/forms/k1hintqz1k843e1/




University of Alabama - Women's Camp - http://alabamaadapted.com/womens-wheelchair-basketball-camp/




For more information, go to www.NWBA.org
Last Updated on Friday, 14 April 2017 17:14
 
USPTA New England Wheelchair Tennis Clinic Print E-mail
Written by John Hamre   

   

On December 3rd and 4th, 2016, USPTA New England hosted a Wheelchair Tennis Clinic where adaptive athletes from all over New England and New York attended.  Using the Harvard University Murr Indoor Tennis Courts in Cambridge, MA, USPTA Wheelchair Tennis certified professional, Michael Mercier worked on the technical aspects of the game with the athletes.

 

 

 
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